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Q&A: Can Landlords Make Tenants Pay if They Break Their Lease?
What recourse do landlords have if tenants break their lease and vacate a rental unit before paying rent for the entire term of the lease?
Free Legal Aid provides useful information about eviction. In addition to the video here, be sure you check out other resources.
If you are a conscientious and honest tenant who is temporarily short on funds, most landlords won’t evict you for paying rent a little late one month. Here are some dos and don'ts of paying rent late--including how to negotiate a partial or delayed rent payment. check to learn more.
When navigating a dispute with your landlord or your tenant, care should be taken to ensure that both sides attempt to uphold their side of the agreement while protecting their interests to the fullest extent allowed by law. check to learn more.
Landlords and tenants typically enter into contractual agreements (otherwise called the lease), so it is important that all rights and obligations be clearly defined and agreed upon during the contract-signing stage of a landlord-tenant relationship. check to learn more.
In either situation, the landlord's action is said to be retaliatory because the landlord is punishing the tenant for the tenant's exercise of a legal right. The law offers tenants protection from retaliatory eviction and other retaliatory acts. check to learn more.
When tenants fall behind in rent, it can also affect your bottom line as a landlord. When deciding on a late fee, you must consider how long the tenant has before the rent is considered late as well as the actual amount you will charge the tenant for a late payment. check to learn more.